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Yamato movie sets off into the world

12:07 JST December 2, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

SPACE BATTLESHIP Yamato (photo thanks to movie website)

SMAP’s Takuya Kimura’s (38) latest movie is set to be released in several countries across Asia, Europe, and has offers from major US film distributors, it was revealed at the movie’s opening event yesterday in Tokyo, reports Mainichi Shinbum Digital and Sports Hochi.

The star, actress Meisa Kuroki, and the cast of “SPACED BATTLESHIP Yamato” appeared at Yurakucho’s TOHO Cinema theatre in Tokyo yesterday to meet fans on the movie’s opening day where the film’s director Takashi Yamazaki updated the 900 or so crowd on the movie’s worldwide debut.

“I made this movie knowing that I wanted people all over the world to see it so all I can say is, ‘Go, Yamato!’,” he said.

It has been reported the movie has already sealed deals to be shown in France, Germany, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and had recently received an offer from a major Hollywood movie distributor.

Kimura had said he was just as excited as his director about the movie’s international release.

“I hope people can enjoy this Japanese sci-fi movie.  I think it has the potential to touch many people in many countries, no matter their age, gender, or nationality,” he said.

A special video message had been sent in from Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler, who had sung the movie’s theme song “LOVE LIVES”.

“Takuya!  It’s me, Steven.  Congratulations on your opening,” he said in the video.

It has been reported that Kimura was in smiles afterwards.

“I’m just so happy.  I feel so lucky to have been able to be a part of this project with a cast that I love and a singer I love.

“I don’t think there’ll be many times I’ll hear him (Tyler) call me Takuya so I hope I can take a copy of this video home with me,” he said.

The popstar also commented about the movie’s future voyage.

“I don’t know how far Yamato will travel, but I hope more and more people will go aboard Yamato,” he said.

The movie was released in Japan yesterday in 440 cinemas across the country.

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Source: http://mantan-web.jp/2010/12/01/20101201dog00m200043000c.html

http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/news/20101202-OHT1T00018.htm

Movie website: http://yamato-movie.net

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